S.C. Code Regs. 117-302.4 - Electricity

Current through Register Vol. 45, No. 9, September 24, 2021

Electricity used by manufacturers, miners, quarriers, and processors to manufacture, mine, quarry, or process tangible personal property for sale is exempt from the tax under Code Section 12-36-2120(19).

Sales of electricity to manufacturers, miners, quarriers, and processors for use in operating machines manufacturing, mining, quarrying, or processing tangible personal property for sale and electricity to provide lighting necessary to the operation of such machines are exempted from the sales and use tax. This exemption applies to electricity used to control plant atmosphere as to temperature and/or moisture content, in the quality control of tangible personal property being manufactured or processed for sale.

Sales of electricity for any other purpose are subject to the tax, such as but not limited to, electricity used in administrative offices, supervisory offices, parking lots, storage warehouses, maintenance shops, safety control, comfort air conditioning, elevators used in carrying personnel, housekeeping equipment and machinery, machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property not for sale, cafeterias, canteens, first aid rooms, supply rooms, water coolers, drink boxes, unit heaters and waste house lights.


S.C. Code Regs. 117-302.4

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